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Fishing charters in Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL

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Weeki Wachee Gardens is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to experience backcountry, fly fishing, and deep sea fishing.

You can land Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Weeki Wachee Gardens

Inshore fishing is one of Weeki Wachee Gardens's key attractions. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Weeki Wachee Gardens.

You can find more than 41 fishing charters in Weeki Wachee Gardens and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Weeki Wachee Gardens.

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Best time for inshore fishing

August, May and September are the best months for inshore fishing near Weeki Wachee Gardens.

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Offshore fishing charters in Weeki Wachee Gardens

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If you're looking for an offshore fishing adventure, Weeki Wachee Gardens is the perfect place to go. With various fish waiting to be caught, you're sure to have a great time.

Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Black Sea Bass can be your next trophy.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Weeki Wachee Gardens found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

In Weeki Wachee Gardens and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Weeki Wachee Gardens.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for offshore fishing

August, May and September are the best months for offshore fishing near Weeki Wachee Gardens.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Weeki Wachee Gardens

Weeki Wachee Gardens family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to build relationships with the members of your family. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

The beautiful inshore waters of Weeki Wachee Gardens allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Weeki Wachee Gardens

Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near Weeki Wachee Gardens. Weeki Wachee Gardens shark fishing charters are committed to providing you with an exciting fishing experience.

Weeki Wachee Gardens shark fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and many more.

Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Florida. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

There are many options for bait. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

In Weeki Wachee Gardens and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Weeki Wachee Gardens.

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Best time for shark fishing in Weeki Wachee Gardens

Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in Weeki Wachee Gardens are March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Weeki Wachee Gardens

Weeki Wachee Gardens attracts ambitious anglers looking to target Tarpon. Weeki Wachee Gardens guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.

Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50.

There are 15 fishing guides in Weeki Wachee Gardens and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Weeki Wachee Gardens

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Weeki Wachee Gardens are spring and summer. August, July, and June are the best months for Tarpon fishing.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the people on the vessel.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can book a trip with a 10-20% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Weeki Wachee Gardens?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Weeki Wachee Gardens are:

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